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Mahmoud Shoori | February 15, 2016
Russia and Saudi Arabia

In case of recent events that took place between Iran and Saudi Arabia and according to Russia's reluctance to enter the debates of human rights, they have not shown much reaction to the Saudi Arabia’s behaviors and in contrast, they condemned what happened in Iran. Iranian public opinion did not expect that Russia express such a harsh statements against Iran. Russia, as one of the most important UN member countries as well as one of the permanent members of the Security Council, had to show a reaction to this event, but harshness of this statement was something that could not be understood by Iran's analysts. It seems that Russia had tried to show their responsibility and strengthen their relationship with Saudi Arabia.
Mahmoud Shoori is a senior fellow at Iras Institute.
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